New Jersey couple, homeless vet made up fundraising campaign

Johnny Bobbitt left with Kate Mc Clure and Mark D'Amico

Modal Trigger Johnny Bobbitt left with Kate Mc Clure and Mark D'Amico GoFundMe

Remember the story about the homeless man's generosity that resulted in a New Jersey couple collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars via GoFundMe?

According to the new complaint, Bobbitt, McClure and D'Amico all face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception. Prosecutors are expected to make a public announcement about the case at 2 pm eastern today.

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said new information will be released by their office on Thursday afternoon. A lawyer for the couple had no comment when contacted by NBC10.

But Bobbitt became homeless again after D'Amico told him in June that he had to leave the property. "Have a nice day".

D'Amico and McClure turned themselves in to authorities Wednesday, but Bobbitt remains at large.

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The alleged scam began last August, when former Marine Bobbitt reportedly gave McClure $20 for gas after her auto ran out along an interstate in Philadelphia. "He walked up and he said, 'Get back in the vehicle".

She added: "I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day". The couple has said some funds were spent on Bobbitt and in excess of $150,000 remained - but hasn't provided any detailed accounting. I swear, I'll be back. I didn't think anything about it. [I had to] return the favor.

McClure, 28, and D'Amico, 39, created a GoFundMe page in November 2017, claiming the homeless, drug addict Bobbitt spent his last $20 to fill up McClure's empty gas tank after her vehicle broke down on I-95 near Philadelphia. His attorney alleged in court papers that the couple treated the donations like their "personal piggy bank to fund a lifestyle that they could not otherwise afford".

The pair denied the claims, but in August a U.S. judge ordered them to hand over the remains of the funds. A new BMW, jewelry and cash were seized in the raid, according to NBC Philadelphia.

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